Woaha! Look what’s just turned up on the HTC website!
Yes, everything we’ve heard is true – ever since the first mention of it last month. 5 megapixel camera, 3.5mm audio jack, 800×480 3.8″ screen, WiFi, aGPS, 3G / HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.0, microSD, 512MB ROM, 288MB RAM, 1350 mAh and a front-mounted camera for those video calls.
Pricing and availability is unknown at present, but isn’t it strange that this has appeared on the same day as the massive Sony Ericsson launch event? :)
Update – Pictures below!
Update 2 – Looks like devicewire will be getting them on November 10th!! Head on over to express your interest.
Update – The full press release is below and online here. We also have full details below!
Large, 3.8 inch wide-screen VGA display, HTC TouchFLOTM 3D, desktop-class broadband browsing and a 3.5mm audio jack and more provide the ultimate entertainment combination
Taoyuan, Taiwan — September 16th, 2008 — HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today unveiled its latest handset, the HTC Touch HDTM, an entertainment focused mobile handset that will transform how people experience multimedia on the move. Integrating a large 3.8 inch wide-screen VGA display (WVGA), a standard 3.5mm audio jack and a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, the HTC Touch HDTM is the perfect device for multimedia fans.
Shifting the boundaries of design and innovation
The HTC Touch HDTM combines high performance capabilities with a stylish, sleek design that has made HTC a global leader in mobile phone design and innovation. Its large 3.8 inch WVGA touchscreen offers users stunning clarity and vibrant colours, providing an unrivalled experience when watching movies, browsing the Internet or even scanning through photos taken with the 5 megapixel auto focus camera.
The stylish new device also features HTC’s beautiful TouchFLO™ 3D user interface to provide quick and intuitive access to the people, messages and content that are most important. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack has also been designed-in, allowing consumers to use high-performance headphones with the device for the best possible sound quality.
“Today, Widescreen TV, Internet and video have become the standard so there is no reason to compromise when you leave the house, the Touch HDTM delivers that uncompromising multimedia and Internet experience,” said Peter Chou, president and CEO HTC Corporation. “We are living in a time where the concept of entertainment has radically changed. The internet is so much more than just email and our customers expect to be able to access the Internet and high quality multimedia content no matter where they are in the world.”
Getting the most out of the Internet
The large high resolution, widescreen display combined with download speeds up to 18 times faster than standard 3G, enables the HTC Touch HDTM to render websites quickly and in full-page width. This provides a comparable Internet experience to that of home broadband in terms of both speed and page layout. This true mobile broadband experience allows users to navigate more easily, leveraging the mobile internet in a variety of ways. For example, browsing to favourite websites, using Google Maps to find a restaurant for lunch, searching for and streaming video from YouTube or even catching up to the minute news, blog posts and video podcasts with the integrated RSS reader, will be more intuitive for consumers familiar with desktop browsing.
The HTC Touch HDTM has been conceived for both business and consumer users alike, who demand style and performance and do not think the two are mutually exclusive. The HTC Touch HDTM is the ideal handset for people who are embracing the mobile multimedia shift but who do not wish to forgo quality, simply by being on the move.
The HTC Touch HD will be available across major European carriers in Q4 2008 and be introduced in other global markets shortly following.
Key Touch HDTM product specifications:
Size – 115 x 62.8 x 12 mm
Weight – 146.4 grams/5.164 oz with battery
Connectivity – Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHzWCDMA / HSPA: 900/2100MHz. HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
Software/Operating system – HTC TouchFLO 3D with Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
Display- 3.8 inch Wide Screen VGA screen (480 x 800 WVGA)
Camera – 5.0 megapixel with auto focus
Second Camera – VGA
Internal memory – 512 MB flash; 288 MB RAM
Memory card – microSD™ memory card (SDHC™ capable)
WLAN – 802.11b/g
Bluetooth – 2.0 with EDR
GPS – GPS/AGPS
Interface – HTC ExtUSB™ (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed)
Battery – 1350 mAh
Chipset – Qualcomm® MSM7201a™ 528 MHz